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intercalate

[ in-tur-kuh-leyt ]
/ 瑟n藞t蓽r k蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路ter路ca路lat路ed, in路ter路ca路lat路ing.
to insert (an extra day, month, etc.) in the calendar.
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Origin of intercalate

First recorded in 1605鈥15; from Latin intercal膩tus, past participle of intercal膩re 鈥渢o insert a day or month into the calendar,鈥 equivalent to inter- 鈥渂etween, among, together鈥 + cal膩- (stem of cal膩re 鈥渢o proclaim鈥) + -tus past participle suffix; see inter-

OTHER WORDS FROM intercalate

in路ter路ca路la路tive, adjectiveun路in路ter路ca路lat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for intercalate

intercalate
/ (瑟n藞t蓽藧k蓹藢le瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to insert (one or more days) into the calendar
to interpolate or insert

Derived forms of intercalate

intercalation, nounintercalative, adjective

Word Origin for intercalate

C17: from Latin intercal膩re to insert, proclaim that a day has been inserted, from inter- + cal膩re to proclaim
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